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What is the opposite of complement?

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Opposite of a beneficial or amelioratory addition or supplement to something
“The lettering was clean and simple all right, but it needed some contrast to generate some interest.”
Opposite of a number or quantity of something, especially that required to make a group complete
“We have nothing on him, Chief! We have to let him go!”
Opposite of a thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part
Opposite of a person or thing that is equal to or corresponds with another
Opposite of that which is added, or joined, to someone or something else
“This highlights a glaring omission from the device in that it does not offer any web connectivity.”
Opposite of an item in addition to what is usual or strictly necessary
“Airbags are a necessity for any modern vehicle.”
Opposite of a mariner or sailor, one who mans a ship
Opposite of something made (perhaps incidentally) during the production of something else
Opposite of a person or thing that is similar or analogous to another
“His results speak volumes of his incomparability in the field.”
Opposite of the number of people comprising a group, typically a team or army
“Their lack of allies is evidenced by the meagerness of their army.”
Opposite of to add, or act as, a supplemental and amelioratory element to
“Each book that appears about her panoply of lovers serves to contrast with the fact that, although of course, it was not his wife, he was only ever in love with one woman.”
Opposite of to add, or act as, a finishing element to
“That splash of red does spoil what looked to be a beautiful painting of the Alaskan countryside.”
Opposite of to harmonize or work well with something else
“A color that enhances a specific illustration may clash with the colors of other mounts when pictures are grouped for display.”
Opposite of to exist or occur together or at the same time
Opposite of to be consistent with
“Some trends may be apparent but other changes may occur which may contradict the general direction of the trend.”
Opposite of to be consistent or in agreement with
Opposite of to improve or enhance the quality or value of
Opposite of to add to or supplement
Opposite of to enhance or show to advantage
Opposite of to be good or appropriate for someone or a particular purpose
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